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Introducing... the Gibraltar

Gibraltar Espresso Drink sitting on a wooden board next to a glass of carbonated water

The Gibraltar, a new "traditional" coffee drink, is available at all of our cafes. But what is it? We're here to shed some light! 

5 FACTS ABOUT THE GIBRALTAR COFFEE DRINK:

1. It’s basically a large macchiato
If you’d like to get technical though, it’s two shots of espresso with two ounces of lightly textured, latte-style milk that is steamed slightly cooler (130° F) than a traditional cappuccino (usually ~140° F).
2. IT GOES BY OTHER NAMES

The Gibraltar also goes by a cortado (if you’re on the east coast), a Tallat in Catalan, an Ebaki in Basque, a Pingo or Garoto in Portugal, and a noisette in France.

3. The name has a specific meaning 

It’s the registered name for the type of glassware tumblers that many people (including us [after work]) use as rocks glasses.

4. It's been around since around 2005 
It has been around since 2005-ish and originated in San Francisco. It has been creeping into specialty coffee shops around the rest of the country ever since.
5. It's exceptionally balanced
The best word to describe this drink is balance. It is a perfect balance of milk and espresso, but with two shots to help you get through your day.

OTHER GIBRALTAR INFORMATION 

  • Where you can get it: Any of our locations Kaldi's locations in St. Louis or Columbia, MO
  • Where the Wikipedia entry is: right here!
  • Where the Wikipedia entry is for the Rock of Gibraltar: right here!
Try one next time you're at one of our cafes!
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